Saturday, May 18, 2013
THE LEWIS MAN - Peter May
Number two in the series. A body is found buried in a peat bog and is found to be over 50 years old. Fin McLeod is out of the police and has returned to the Hebrides to restore his family home. He gets a head start on the investigation as the police are in no great rush to send investigators to the islands.
One again much of the story is told in back story by one of the characters told in the first person while the main story is conducted in the third.
Its a good solid murder mystery with only the authors true ability to set a brilliant atmospheric scene stopping it from being humdrum. The domestic side issues are a bit tedious and feel like filler rather than being an integral part of the story.
In my opinion this isn't as strong a story as'The Black House', its solid without out being brilliant.